They were already working together but now Siemens Netherlands and Infinite Acres, the technology company of 80 Acres Farms, are one step closer to building a vertical farming Field-Lab and Experience Centre in The Hague, featuring Siemens technology and services. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they agreed to jointly open a multi-part research centre at Infinite Acres’ headquarters in The Hague.
In this research centre, the companies will integrate Siemens’ state-of-the-art hardware and software with Infinite Acres’ operating platform and controlled environment growing technology, as well as learnings from Infinite Acres research and development facilities in the United States. The result: advancing the ability for Infinite Acres global breeding and technology partners to expedite the development of the vertical farming industry. With this, both parties are committed to develop sustainable, eco-friendly, and healthy food cultivation solutions across the U.S. and the world.
“Vertical farming is a sustainable, yet high-tech solution that requires both experts in agriculture and technology to work together to scale new solutions quickly,” said John Parrott, vice president and food and beverage head at Siemens Digital Industries US. “The result will be nutritious food — easily accessible to everyone globally.”
“By bringing together Siemens technology and Infinite Acres growing expertise, we can help solve the diverse challenges surrounding agriculture,” says Infinite Acres CEO Tisha Livingston. “Our collaboration with Siemens is helping us standardize, industrialize, and scale our vertical farming technology, so we can feed the future.”